Whether working as an applied or fine artist, the successful photographer is one who can find the most appropriate blend of a developed aesthetic and the science and technology of image-making to produce a legible personal statement. The Photography Program at Marywood offers a strong foundation in the technical skills required of the photographer. Traditional media are stressed, while developments in digital imaging are embraced. Fluency in the medium is enriched and expanded by the study of aesthetics and art/photographic history, as well as through class discussions and critiques, which emphasize the development of the voice of the individual as artist. The relationship of photography to other disciplines, such as illustration and graphic design, is explored in projects involving both areas of study. Marywood’s flexible program is designed to meet the individual needs of the aspiring photographic professional.
More About This Degree
- Learn more about this program or visit the Visual Arts website.
- College: Insalaco College of Creative and Performing Arts
- Courses: Available courses in this department
- Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
- This program is accredited by the
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Programs in Art and Design of the Department of Visual Arts are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Assistant Professor of Art, Area Coordinator - Photography
Dr. Christa Irwin
Assistant Professor Art History, Area Coordinator - Arts Administration
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Area Coordinator - Graphic Design
Dr. Linda Dugan Partridge
Associate Professor Art History, Area Coordinator - Art History
Each area of emphasis is supported by superb facilities, many of which are housed in the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts; as you advance through the program, you'll have access to increasingly sophisticated equipment.
Computer resources include AutoCAD software, web design, layout applications, and technology for graphic design, photography, illustration, and interior architecture majors. There are also weaving looms and blueprint machines; a photography studio with black and white and color darkrooms and an advanced lighting studio; a ceramic studio equipped for a wide variety of techniques; a foundry with metalworking facilities;and sculpture and painting AutoCAD software.
The curricular goal is the development of persons with knowledge, technical skills, conceptual abilities and artistic sensitivity within a supportive environment to prepare them for the demanding and competitive design fields.
I had several job offers immediately after graduating from Marywood.
I graduated in 2014 with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design with a minor in Multimedia. I am currently a Visual Web Designer Consultant for Verizon Wireless. I had several job offers immediately after graduating and chose the Verizon Wireless position because I am a big fan of the company and knew it would be an amazing experience.
I have worked on numerous innovative projects and have been responsible for many of the visual elements on the Verizon Wireless website, which is visited by millions of customers. My assignments have included home page marquees, landing pages, page redesigns, and even being assigned the responsibility of Lead Designer for the Valentine's Day 2015 creative and device launches. I absolutely love my job and am so thankful for this opportunity. Every day is a new challenge and I welcome it.
Looking back, I believe that Marywood's school size contributed a great deal to my achievements. I do not think I would have been able to do as much as I did at a larger school. At Marywood, the classes were small and professors were always available to answer questions.
Undergraduate Admissions Requirements
- Official SAT and/or ACT scores
- Completed application
- Official transcripts
- Letter of recommendation
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Within the Bachelor of Fine Arts: Studio Art major, there are two areas of emphasis: 2-D and 3-D. The Studio Art program equips students to meet an ever-changing and competitive field through a commitment to creative thinking and endeavor. The goal for students is that they become independent, creative thinkers, responsible to a wide audience and assertive in their own kind of expression. All students take foundation courses, intermediate students take intermediate level 2-D or 3-D courses. In sequential upper-level courses, students choose advanced courses in painting, illustration, ceramics or sculpture.
Foundation Courses for both 2-D and 3-D Emphases
|ART 110||Basic Drawing||
|ART 116||Drawing I||
|ART 118||Two-Dimensional Design and Color||
|ART 212||Three-Dimensional Design||
|ART 233||Painting I||
|ART 322||Foundation Portfolio Review||0|